Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten

Tsarina

Ellen Alpsten

496 pages first pub 2004 (editions)

fiction historical emotional mysterious tense medium-paced

Description

Lover, mother, murderer, Tsarina 1699: Illegitimate, destitute and strikingly beautiful, Marta is sold into labour at the age of fifteen - where in desperation she commits a crime that will force her to go on the run. Cheating death at every tu...

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Community Reviews Summary of 388 reviews

Moods

dark 79%
emotional 51%
tense 43%
informative 41%
adventurous 40%
sad 27%
challenging 26%
reflective 15%
inspiring 10%
mysterious 5%

Pace

medium 51%
slow 36%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 35% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 65% | No: 26% | Yes: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 64% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 13% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.55

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